Ethiopia, Udee, 2012 Beself Abera is part of a team surveying almost 600,000 people in Ethiopia for the neglected tropical disease trachoma, stands next to a house uploading data collected from that specific household.

LASER’s research portfolio focuses on community and school health, malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) – in particular, soil transmitted helminths, schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis and trachoma.

Generally affecting the very poor, these diseases are termed ‘neglected’ due to their lack of visibility and recognition. Yet they have a devastating impact on millions of people worldwide.

LASER’s research portfolio can be divided into four main themes:

Spatial Epidemiology of NTDs Optimising surveillance and monitoring & evaluation
Understanding the context of control Evaluating school-based interventions

Key research projects include:

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